Information about the American Democracy Project
The 4th Annual Creating a Stronger Community Contest
* Purpose: To generate excitement and action around community-building projects in Oshkosh via a contest through which the person or group responsible for the idea is awarded a cash grant #and momentum to implement the idea.
* Eligibility: Any individual, existing organization, or new group from Oshkosh (campus and non-campus community) with a good idea about how to improve local quality of life and build community #can apply.
* Application Deadline: #the Sunday prior to Earth Week, 2015
# - Finalists will be announced at the Earth Week Dinner
# - Finals Event, where community members choose the winners through their votes, will be held later in the week during Earth Week
Alternative Spring Break Trips
The American Democracy Project invites you to follow the progress of
several Alternate Spring Break projects at the links listed below. The
ADP is proud to support these experiences as a part of their sponsorship
While on the trip, students will be blogging their
experiences which you can follow here: http://www.uwosh.edu/deptblogs/asb.
You can also visit our website http://reeve.uwosh.edu/involvement/asb
for updates and the names of students on each of the trips.
Project Vote Smart!
Voting in the Upcoming Elections
Register and Vote: Find Out How
If you live on campus, and wish to vote in Oshkosh, you vote in Albee Hall.
If you live off campus and wish to vote in Oshkosh, visit the City of Oshkosh’s “Elections” website to determine where you vote.
Students with permanent residences outside of Oshkosh can choose to vote either at their school year residence in Oshkosh or at their permanent residences (probably by obtaining an absentee ballot if you will not be there on election day).
Visit the City of Oshkosh’s “Elections” website for information on how to register to vote and what documentation is needed: Click here
Feel free to ask for more information about voting at Titan Central.
Additional information can be found
We encourage all our students to be active citizens, to research who will best represent you, and then to make your voice heard by voting!
The problem: Student/Community Divide
College aged adults are increasingly observed to be uninterested in or alienated from active involvement in civic life. This level of "civic engagement" is a firm predictor of future organizational, community and electoral participation later in life, all cornerstones of our American democracy.
The solution: Increase Civic Engagement
Through creative and challenging service learning projects and interdisciplinary approaches to the involvement in democratic processes and current events, the University can encourage students to engage their communities in meaningful ways that bring about the betterment of all. It is the mission of the American Democracy Project and the Americorps Vista program to help bring this solution to UW Oshkosh.